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GrooveTV #304 - EFX


Published 2003


GrooveTV #304 - EFX: The Estrada-Fred eXperience
Recorded live on 2/22/03 at Union, Santa Cruz, California

Audio: SBD/AUD matrix with significant portions patched from camera mics
Video: Canon XL-1, Canon GL-1 (2), Canon Optura, Sony DCR-PC101 w/ Diamond .3x Wide Angle lens (www.royal-lens.com)

What do you get when you take Quadropus-era Estradasphere, the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, part of Netwerk:Electric and several talented friends, squish them all together and force them to jam? It's EFX: The Estrada-Fred eXperience!

This video almost never happened. Despite 3 1/2 hours of some of the best jams to hit Santa Cruz, and five cameras dedicated to capturing the magic, somebody decided that the master multitrack audio tapes were just the thing to record over...just a week after the show and before any backup was made. D'oh! Lessons learned...

Recently about 40-minutes of the multitrack was recovered, near the end of the show. Mixing and EQ'ing of the camera audio was done to bring a complete show and here you have it, the final 70 minutes of the one and only EFX gig.

This is largely improvised, and tends to "go deep" at times. It features many of our favorite musicians here at GrooveTV, and deserves to be shared. Enjoy this little Santa Cruz freakout!

The Players:
Fei Wu - vocals
Jason Schimmel (Estradasphere) - guitar, drums
Jason Conception (Santa Cruz Hemp AllStars, Netwerk:Electric) - guitar
Jason Smart (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey) - drums
Timb Harris (Estradasphere) - mandolin, violin, trumpet
John Whooley (Vibration Army, Santa Cruz Hemp AllStars) - saxes, vocals
Tim Smolens (Estradasphere) - bass
Reed Mathis (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey) - bass
Brian Haas (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey) - piano
Justin Fagnani (Netwerk:Electric) - piano
Ben Tuttle (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey crew) - drums
Jeremy (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey crew) - guitar

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artist(s) on this performance. GrooveTV is not to be sold.

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GrooveTV is a Marco Escuandolas Production
(C) 2004 Mark Walsh, all rights reserved

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Run time 1:12:01
Producer Marco Walsh
Production Company GrooveTV
Sponsor www.groovetv.net
Audio/Visual sound, color
Contact Information <a href="http://www.groovetv.net">www.groovetv.net</a>

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Reviewer: arkmay - - August 23, 2004
Subject: awesine
Great show, great jams, great video. GrooveTV delivers again!!
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